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Flu epidemic seems to be slowing, but 8 more children have died

 The flu is still hitting the United States hard, but fewer people seem to be getting sick and the number of new infe

6 ways to improve odds and beat heart disease

 You can dramatically reduce your chances of having heart disease or dying from heart disease if you do six simple th

Average federal tax refund so far: $3,539

 It's still early days in the tax season, but the IRS has already received more than 14 million returns, the agen

10 ways to boost your chances of a surviving plane crash

Survival and rescue stories from the deadly crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 235 in Taiwan are inspiring as well as intri

Obama meets boy who inspired $1 million fundraiser

Middle school student Vidal Chastanet was simply stating his truth about the school principal who inspires him in his roug

Harvard tells professors: No more sex with undergrads

 If that car parked in Harvard Yard is a rockin', school officials may soon come a knockin', because hanky-pa

The NASA diet: It's food, but not as we know it

Around 400 kilometers above the Earth's surface, the International Space Station continues its orbit of the planet.

TurboTax restarts e-filing of state tax returns after fraud concerns

The popular TurboTax software restarted the e-filing of state tax returns on Friday after temporarily stopping them becaus

Detroit man who commuted by foot 21 miles a day surprised with a donated car

The world's most famous commuter thought he was meeting friends for lunch Friday to close out a wild week in the spotl

Vermont man known for frugal ways donates millions

Before Ronald Read died last summer, he was, on several occasions, the recipient of another person's generosity.